When you can’t get anything done because it’s still summer on a Monday


August 23, 2016 by Terumi

Seriously, how on earth is anyone to get anything done when you play all day with two 8-year-old boys?  My …
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Back to School with Osh Kosh B’gosh and a Gift Card Giveaway


August 16, 2016 by Terumi

Osh Kosh Sign North Bend

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my …
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A Pinterest Playground I traveled thousands of miles to see that is no more (Hakone Open Air Museum, Japan)


August 12, 2016 by Terumi

Best playground for kids in Hakone japan

This past year has been a whirlwind of travel and the trips I’ve planned have been done in more of …
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When you just need to head out of town on a Monday


August 1, 2016 by Terumi

Summer days and daisies in the pacific northwest

Summer is for lazy days and getaways and someday soon we’ll be jetting off out of town on a last-minute …
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One foodie cafe in Hong Kong I’m not sure I should have brought the kids to and one in Tokyo that I’m really glad I did


July 28, 2016 by Terumi

Pom Pom Purin cafe with kids in tokyo

Family travel is always unpredictable and some of our favorite trip memories come from times when things don’t go as …
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Dinosaurs and All the Foods at Richmond Night Market


July 16, 2016 by Terumi

Rotato at the Richmond night market

When people ask me about what to see in my hometown Vancouver, BC the first thing I always think about …
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Build your Own Tomica Cars in Tokyo Japan


July 13, 2016 by Terumi

Tomica Shop in Tokyo

In another life, the only car I could have reliably named on the road was a Volkswagon Beetle but my …
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Meatless things I’m loving on a Monday


July 11, 2016 by Terumi

Snow lake hike with snacks

I hear a lot about “Meatless Monday” and we go practically meatless everyday in our house, so I was happy …
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Unexpected Chickens on an electric drive down the Chuckanut


July 6, 2016 by Terumi

Unexpected Chickens on our Electric Chuckanut Drive

Windy turns and hidden bakeries, scenic pull-outs and switchbacks reminiscent of the old Sea-to-Sky highway from Vancouver to Whistler are …
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The summer travels of our new favorite blanket


July 6, 2016 by Terumi

Rumpl blanket review

As a blogger, I’m always on the hunt for fun new products and it makes my life a zillion times …
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A magical hot chocolate near a toy shop in Tokyo


June 30, 2016 by Terumi

Dominique Ansel Bakery hot chocolate tokyo

We have been back from our trip to Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo for over a month and with the …
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Healthy Snacks and other things for summer on a Monday


June 27, 2016 by Terumi

Arctic zero smoothie bowl

Oh summer is here!  I have been waiting for this all year.  It is the one time I don’t NEED …
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A trip to Tacoma might be the perfect Seattle Staycation for local families


June 23, 2016 by Terumi

Tacoma with kids in an electric car

How lucky are we in the Pacific Northwest to have so many fabulous places to visit within decent driveable distances? …
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A new sweet treat in Pike Place Market (Choukette, Seattle)


June 16, 2016 by Terumi

A Pike Place Market bakery near Billie the Pig

Every week I head to Pike Place Market and every week I could probably go to the same spots and …
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10 last minute Father’s Day Gifts from Seattle and Beyond on a Monday


June 13, 2016 by Terumi

Toolbox for dads from Trusco

As a notorious procrastinator I’ve learned that sometimes you find the best things if you wait until the last minute.  We …
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Why Hong Kong Disneyland Might be a Good Idea for Your Family


June 10, 2016 by Terumi

Castle at Hong Kong Disneyland

As a family travel blogger it’s hard to admit that my husband is a little Disney-hesitant.  He would much rather …
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A simple Father’s Day idea near Seattle with Western Chief


June 6, 2016 by Terumi

Finding frogs in Snoqualmie Pass hiking with kids

I am not always good at celebrating the people I love most on birthdays or greeting card days.  I tend …
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Why visiting ART of the Brick is a good idea for families


June 4, 2016 by Terumi

Art of the Brick at the Pacific Science Center in SEattle

Remember when Lego used to be only bricks?  I didn’t have a ton of it as a kid but I …
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Getting my Christmas pj’s a little early this year (Seattle Premium Outlets)


June 2, 2016 by Terumi

Hanna Andersson Christmas pjs

Every year I buy the kids Hanna Andersson pjs to wear for Christmas.  They are the perfect pj’s.  We’ve had elf …
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A savory crumpet in the market (The Crumpet Shop, Seattle)


June 1, 2016 by Terumi

Crumpet shop in pike place market

Technically I’ve been to the Crumpet Shop in Pike Place Market before so it isn’t totally a place I haven’t been in …
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